posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 08:13 AM
Originally posted by lazy1981
I knew about the "Church of Satan" and the actual Satanists but I had never heard of the branch that follows the Egyptian diety Set. Thanks for the
I was engaged in a brief but interesting with Dr. Aquino quite a few years ago, and he was kind enough to elaborate on the philosophical doctrines of
the Temple of Set. According to Aquino, Set represents the original "intelligence" of the universe, that which has separated itself from nature, and
has become self-aware. Self-awareness can be frightening, so Set was labeled the "Prince of Darkness".
Set was the chief deity of Egypt at the time of the Hebrew exodus; it is the opinion of the Temple of Set that the Hebrews caricatured Set into the
character of "Satan" for political reasons.
WOW not Sammy man, how did they get to him??
Sammy played the devil in a short running TV comedy in the early '70's. In one of the episodes, he mentioned making a visit to "the Church of Satan
downtown". LaVey thought this was funny, so he offered Sammy an honorary membership, which he accepted. LaVey and Aquino attended one of Sammy's
live performances in Las Vegas, and Aquino presented his certificate onstage.
This story is told in detail by Aquino in his very interesting book called "The Church of Satan", which also features photos of the event. This book
tells the story of how Aquino came to be associated woth the Church of Satan, his rise to leadership in it, and his eventually resignation which led
to the founding of the Temple of Set. It can be read in full here
, and it contains a good many
interesting photos taken during his time in the Church of Satan.
Here is a photo of LaVey, Sammy, and Aquino following Davis' induction as an honorary member: